Delhi, August 22, 2016: Clean Air India Movement (CLAIM) has been honoured with the prestigious “Energy and Environment Foundation Global Award 2016”, which recognizes significant contributions to raising awareness about toxic levels of air pollution in India and initiating ways to tackle the problem.
Awarded by the Energy and Environment Foundation (EEF), the prize was awarded to CLAIM, a program launched by indoor air cleaning leader Blueair, during a ceremony at the 7th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo-2016 at Ashoka Hall, Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road (Near IGI Airport), New Delhi, India.
“It is a great honour to be recognized for initiating and purseing positive steps to address the grave problem of air pollution that threatens human health and wellness in most urban environments across our country,” said Vijay Kannan, head of Blueair India, who has played a key role in driving the CLAIM initiative. He said that Blueair’s ambition with CLAIM is to drive a non-partisan program geared to raise awareness among women, children and men about the need to take control over the ‘alarming levels of air pollution’.
The award ceremony on Sunday, 21st August 2016 at Zorawar Hall, Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road, New Delhi, was attended by Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy & Mines, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Government of India and Dr. Upendra Tripathy, Secretary Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India were present. Dignitaries from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA as well as key executives from many national Renewable Energy companies also participated in the conference.
CLAIM is a nationwide campaign by Blueair India on air pollution which was launched by planting a tree at Purana Quila in May 2015. The campaign is designed to engage, educate and encourage people to adopt air friendly measures in the interest of the country and its children and spread the awareness on air pollution.
“By honoring and recognizing the initiatives like CLAIM by Blueair for its contribution in improving air quality, EEF strives to encourage and motivate others to address issues related to energy and environment,” said Vijay Kannan.